Hardware Test Engineer

Quality – Redwood City, California
Department Quality
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Bowers & Wilkins, based in Redwood City, is currently seeking a Hardware Test Engineer to be a part of building the most innovative audio and visual systems the world has yet to see.  You will lead a team of HW QA Engineers responsible for design verification, validation and interoperability testing of Bowers & Wilkins audio and video products

As Lead Hardware Test Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and executing the testing processes that guarantee audio and video products meet the high quality standards of Bowers & Wilkins

  • Work closely with the Product and UX teams to understand the user experience and hardware performance requirements

  • Work closely with HW Engineering, SW Engineering and SW QA teams to develop and implement Product verification and validation tests 

  • Support factory test bring up

  • Debug test and manufacturing issues at factory

  • Plan and execute interoperability testing

  • Support Alpha and Beta product testing

  • Key requirements:

  • BA/BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field with equivalent practical experience

  • 5+ years experience in SW/HW QA with consumer electronics and/or Audio/Video products

  • Experience with board-level schematic and layout design

  • Experience with signal integrity measurement techniques and characterization of board level interfaces

  • Proficient with standard EE lab test and measurement tools including high-speed scopes, function generators, spectrum and network analyzers

  • Expertise with protocol of common interfaces such as SPI, I2C, USB, MIPI, DDRx, and Ethernet

  • Experience characterizing and verifying compliance of wireless RF devices

  • Automate tests at the board and system level

  • Excellent knowledge of QA methodologies, processes, and tools

  • Passion for quality and delivery of products that meet the highest quality standards in the industry.

  • Ability to operate in a startup environment with shifting requirements

  • Decisive and effective at issue tracking and resolution

  • Solid interpersonal skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience presenting to product teams and stakeholders

  • Ability to travel internationally

We’d really love it if you had:

  •  Experience in prototype development, functional verification, manufacturing test development
  •  Set top box experience and/or avid user of audio video equipment including televisions, AV receivers, internet                 streaming devices, cable boxes, universal remote controls and streaming audio Familiarity with distributed audio/video and orchestration solutions 


A competitive cash compensation package is associated with this position. In addition, Restricted Stock Units have been reserved for this position.


Beautiful office in sunny Redwood City

Health, Dental and Vision benefits without any out of pocket costs

$150 monthly gym reimbursement

Catered lunches, and a variety of free snacks and drink

401(k) Plan

 Discounted Bowers & Wilkins premium products

John Bowers founded Bowers & Wilkins in 1966 with a single loudspeaker and the vision, “if you create a better product, you will sell it.” Today, we are the market leaders in the premium audio category and are used by musicians and producers in the best studios in the world, from Abbey Road to Skywalker Studios. In May 2016, we ushered in a new era through an acquisition by Silicon Valley startup, EVA Automation, led by Gideon Yu. Combining EVA’s culture of fast-paced technology innovation and the audio heritage of Bowers & Wilkins will allow us to create fantastic home entertainment experiences that make it easier and better for people to use the products they love. We are currently looking for employees across several divisions to be a part of building the most innovative audio and visual systems the world has yet to see.

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  • Location
    Redwood City, California
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